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Effects of Isocarboxazid

One clinical study showed that 86.7 percent of people taking isocarboxazid experienced at least a 50 percent improvement in their depression symptoms, compared to just 35.7 percent of those not taking it. Also, studies have suggested that an isocarboxazid dosage of 50 mg or more per day works better than a lower isocarboxazid dose.

When and How to Take It

Some considerations to keep in mind while taking isocarboxazid include:
  • Isocarboxazid comes in the form of a tablet. It is taken by mouth, usually two or four times a day.
  • You can take it with or without food. If the medicine upsets your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • Isocarboxazid should be taken at the same times each day to maintain an even level of the medication in your blood.
  • For isocarboxazid to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.

Isocarboxazid Dosing

The dosage your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your age
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may currently be taking.
As with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Isocarboxazid Dosing for more information.)

Food and Drug Interactions With Isocarboxazid

Isocarboxazid can potentially interact with a number of foods and medications.
(Click Drug Interactions With Isocarboxazid and Marplan Food Interactions for more information.)
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